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post #5701 of 9423
Watched Argo....

Same complaint. This quick language, quick cut, snappy dialogue. I'm in meetings with smart people all day. Nobody talks like that.

This 'thing' personified by Arron Sorkin's writing style is so awful in this context that it ruins the film's solid plot. I actually like the plot a lot. The writers/Affleck needed to rewatch All The Presidents Men a few times before tucking in on this project.

It did not deserve any oscar nominations. And please let this writing style die. Nobody talks like that in real life. The is the equivalent of the TV series phone call starting with 555 and hang ups where nobody says goodbye. Slow it down, dickheads.

"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" flirted with this same fail but it was better execution and IMO a better film.
post #5702 of 9423
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Have you seen Anna Karenina? I watched it with Jamie the other day but she much preferred P&P.
Nope, haven't had the chance to yet. Definitely on my list to watch though. What did you think about it? Reviews seem to be decent but not great.

I'll probably go see Silver Linings Playbook on Tuesday. Looking forward to it.
post #5703 of 9423

Django Unchained ... there's probably a good movie in there, but Tarantino couldn't find it.

 

lefty

post #5704 of 9423
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I like Keira Knightley a lot and she's great in P&P. Love the picture, costumes and cinematography. I also like the story, obviously. I usually can only see very good movies twice in a short timeframe; I've seen P&P three times (or were it four? wink.gif) in a week -- maybe I've just been in a special mood for it. It relaxes me.

Thanks indfl, might see it.

never let me go..... really really almost excellent movie that had me thinking for weeks afterwards (especially with themes like spirituality, medicine, cloning, the third world/people in poverty in relation to modern caste systems.

I'm pissed that I didn't read the novel beforehand... I bet that would've been a great read going in virgin to the storyline.
post #5705 of 9423
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Watched Argo....

Same complaint. This quick language, quick cut, snappy dialogue. I'm in meetings with smart people all day. Nobody talks like that.

This 'thing' personified by Arron Sorkin's writing style is so awful in this context that it ruins the film's solid plot. I actually like the plot a lot. The writers/Affleck needed to rewatch All The Presidents Men a few times before tucking in on this project.

It did not deserve any oscar nominations. And please let this writing style die. Nobody talks like that in real life. The is the equivalent of the TV series phone call starting with 555 and hang ups where nobody says goodbye. Slow it down, dickheads.

"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" flirted with this same fail but it was better execution and IMO a better film.

amen
post #5706 of 9423
Once again End of Watch.
post #5707 of 9423
The Pianist
Lawrence of Arabia
Bridge over River Kuai??

All 3 yesterday, twas a good day. The Pianist makes me sad though
post #5708 of 9423
Silver Linings Playbook. Despite the odd casting of Chris Tucker and the melodramatic white people problems, I actually really liked it. Jennifer Lawrence looked fit AF too.
post #5709 of 9423
Just finished Source Code. I really liked it, but just wished it would of ended with the moment frozen in time... The scene was so touching.
post #5710 of 9423
Watching In Time. This is not at all bad. Not as good as GATTACA but pretty good.
post #5711 of 9423
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Watching In Time. This is not at all bad. Not as good as GATTACA but pretty good.

Im a fan...story concept is great...the follow through of acting is okay but certainly enjoyable.
post #5712 of 9423
Ending was... Ok.

Loved the journey though.
post #5713 of 9423
Niccol, go make a Brester movie. Tiger, Tiger or Demolished Man. No one else alive can possibly do it justice. Do it now.
post #5714 of 9423
Any other views on Argo and The Impossible? My octogenarian mother loves films. So, I usually take her to a matinee. She wants to see both and has catholic tastes.

I'd like to see both, too. smile.gif
post #5715 of 9423
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Watched Argo....

Same complaint. This quick language, quick cut, snappy dialogue. I'm in meetings with smart people all day. Nobody talks like that.

This 'thing' personified by Arron Sorkin's writing style is so awful in this context that it ruins the film's solid plot. I actually like the plot a lot. The writers/Affleck needed to rewatch All The Presidents Men a few times before tucking in on this project.

It did not deserve any oscar nominations. And please let this writing style die. Nobody talks like that in real life. The is the equivalent of the TV series phone call starting with 555 and hang ups where nobody says goodbye. Slow it down, dickheads.

"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" flirted with this same fail but it was better execution and IMO a better film.

Loved Sorkin's script to The Social Network. Calmer. Steady. But, West Wing and Newsroom are made almost unwatchable by the style. Mamet at least does it with more flair and intriguing prose.
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